Swimmers make a splash at FINA Worlds
GO TEAM BAHAMAS: Shown, from left to right, are Lamar Taylor, Lilly Higgs, Zaylie-Elizabeth Thompson and Izaak Bastian – the members of the Bahamas Aquatics’ four-member team at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
#Competition got underway for Bahamas Aquatics’ four-member team at the FINA World Aquatics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
#Zaylie-Elizabeth Thompson has been the top finisher of the four-member team thus far at the Duna Arena in Budapest.
#Thompson finished no.30 overall in the women’s 200 Individual Medley with her time of 2:30.15 seconds.
#Izaak Bastian, the veteran member of the team, competed in both the 50 and 100 Breaststroke.
#Bastian swam a time of 28.47 to finish no.32 overall in the 50 field and finished the 100 in 1:03.79 for no.42 overall.
#Lilly Higgs finished no.41 overall in the100 Breaststroke in 1:13.13. Lamar Taylor has yet to compete and will swim both the 50 and 100 Freestyle. Higgs will compete in the 50 Breast while Thompson will swim in the 100 Freestyle.
#Bastian, the 2020 Tokyo Olympian, is competing in the event for the second time following his participation in the 18th edition in Gwangju, South Korea, in 2019.
#Both Bastian and Taylor previously competed in Budapest at the FINA World Junior Championships in 2019.
#Last year, Higgs, Taylor and Bastian were in competition on the international FINA championship level at the 2021 World Short Course Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
#Thompson is making her senior national team debut. She last represented The Bahamas in April at the 2022 CARIFTA Games.